Inspire a student - be a Mentor/School Buddy


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

601 E. 5th St., Suite 300Charlotte, NC 28202


About

Purpose - The School Buddy strives to be a student's role model, motivator, and personal advocate. In doing so, the School Buddy will build self-esteem and confidence in the student and supplement the work of school and CIS program staff.

Location of Assignment - Assigned school or program to be determined by Site Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and volunteer.

Days & Times of Assignment - Schedule to be determined by CIS program staff and volunteer. The majority of mentoring opportunities are scheduled during the school day or during afterschool programs.

Supervising Staff - CIS program staff and/or classroom teacher

Training - CIS volunteer orientation, onsite training, and ongoing workshops as needed

Responsibilities - Those with a strong desire to help young people can spend 30-60 minutes with a child on a regular basis. Depending on the schedule and interests of the individual, a School Buddy may volunteer as a Breakfast/Lunch Buddy; a Safe Journey/APP mentor working with pregnant teens or young mothers; mentor for a youthful offender; or an elementary, middle, or a high school mentor.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-60 min. weekly through end of school year
  • Volunteer application- www.cischarlotte.org/volunteer-form, session times between 7:00am - 3:00pm
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